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Reflections on war, peace and conscience

Tuesday 1 March 2016

On the centenary of World War I, York Quakers share their personal reflections on war, peace and conscience through the stories of their family members. Others reflect on conscientious objection during WWII and National Service as well as the impact it has on their lives now. 

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Maternity ward, Châlons-sur-Marne
Tuesday 1 March 2016

Hilda saw her work as a form of pacifism in action but was concerned about the situation of pacifists in Britain facing conscription.

CO handed over to the military drawing
Tuesday 1 March 2016

As a unit of the army, the NCC was seen by many conscientious objectors as supporting the war. The No-Conscription Fellowship and the Friends Service Committee wrote to the Prime Minister raising their concerns.